We're a travel-loving bunch
by Abbi James
The DAYMADE team might all be living in the UK, but we’re a pretty international bunch with a love for travel! Fancy getting to know our fave destinations and a little more about us? Check us out below!
As the newest member to the laavely DAYMADE team, Abbi’s all about trying new experiences and pushing boundaries! She recently set sail for the beach life, living it up in sunny Thailand for 6 months (back in the good ol’ days before the ‘rona came a-calling!).
Asia’s always been a second home to this lil’ explorer. If she could be anywhere in the world, she’d whisk herself away to the food and street markets of Cambodia and Vietnam, giving her taste palette a lesson or two along the way.
Japan would be the next port of call, to explore the rich culture of this history-steeped nation. The country of contrasts, there’s so much to explore! Bathing in onsens, exploring the magical world of Studio Ghibli, or chasing the beautiful view of Mount Fuji. Needless to say, Abbi’s dream bucketlist trip would be to adventure across Asia (taking a pal along too of course!).
Her next staycation, however, would have to be staying at Port Lympne with giraffes and deer on the doorstep. A spoonful of nature and a spoonful of luxury – what more could we ask for after the year we’ve all had?
Lisa is the OG member of the DAYMADE team and is our resident global explorer! Not one to take a kip by the poolside all day, she loves to get out and explore across continents. She loves Lapland for the Northern Lights and how life there is designed to fit around minimal daylight hours. From whale-watching in Norway, to snowmobiling in Finland, this traveller loves the cold (and wearing a million layers) – nothing a hot chocolate and a lil extra something won’t fix.
"My favourite way to explore a new city is by bike and I LOVE roadtrips. I also love eating and drinking. It's the best way to get to know a new place 😉"
Lisa is so well-versed in the art of travelling that she was inspired to add the California Roadtrip Bucketlister prize after a similar trip of her own! She visited aaaalllll (yes, all!) the National Parks in and around California, before hot-footing it to Las Vegas. “It's a crazy place in the middle of the dessert full with crazy people and all the impressions!”
When she’s not hiking across the Gran Canyon, exploring San Francisco or adventuring through LA, Lisa loves to roadtrip through Wales with her pals. With everything going on during this crazy year, having a beautiful holiday destination so close to home is all we could ask for. And whilst there, she’d make the trip extra special by staying in a sensational treehouse hotel. I sense a Team DAYMADE expedition coming soon, don’t you? 😏
Callum, our Caribbean King, is no stranger to gorgeous white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. We trust him to know the BEST places on offer for a little island-living. His personal faves are the Grenadines (remember the island Jack Sparrow got marooned on in the first Pirates of the Caribbean? That’s there!). When he’s not sailing life away on a catamaran, Callum loves exploring the local cuisines on his travels.
Despite being an expert traveller, one cuisine he’s yet to try locally is Japanese! The chance to try steaming fresh udon, mouth-watering takoyaki or authentic ramen is just too irresistible to many of us! For this reason (among many, let’s be real), Callum would love to go on our 2 week cross-country train journey through the land of the rising sun.
We all know it might be another few months until we can fully relax into jetsetting across the world again, but until then, the UK has some amazing staycations on offer! Callum’s top choice would be an island villa in Cornwall, devouring some next level Cornish Pasties (Y.U.M). Who wouldn’t want their own island for a week?!
Coming from the land of heavenly rum, Callum’s become somewhat of a rum-connoisseur (is that a job? We might be losing him to it if we’re not careful!). His fave is Rum Punch from Cutters Bar, Barbados (he says he’s not biased, but we might have to go try tipple out ourselves just to be sure…).
Andrew is a true globetrotter, having called Germany, Singapore, Dubai, USA and London his home over the years.
When it comes to hols, Andrew loves a good mix of down-time on the beach and action-packed adventure. Anywhere with sun, sand and crystal-clear waters, and he’s off like a shot! You’ll catch him sampling local foods, seeing the sights by sail, and exploring the underworld with snorkel in-tow.
If one day we couldn’t find Andrew, he’d probably have jet-setted off to the Philippines for his own island-hopping adventure. With waterfalls to chase and sharks to swim with, there’s no telling what he’d get up to! Wherever he’d be, we can be certain he’d find the tastiest local foods to try, perhaps with cocktail in hand? (Or two?). When he’s more UK-based, however, Andrew would like to try his hand at paddleboarding through the London canals and waterways, and see our capital from a different angle…literally!
While Loic enjoys a relaxing beach holiday as much as the next person, for him, an ideal holiday involves lots of activities. His current fave is skiing in Val D’Isere (with some VERY cool visors on). Gracefully falling down ski slopes (or skiing) is just the tip of the iceberg – Loic loves extreme sports that whack his adrenaline up. He’s already crossed off sky diving in South Africa, and next on his bucket list is bungie jumping! This guy has no fears. Whilst he’s at it, his next top UK-based staycation would be to stay in the glorious bubble domes in Ireland! Who doesn’t love a super-Instagrammable getaway on your doorstop?!
"Often, the most exciting kinds of holidays are the ones you don’t plan!"
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